Brooklyn band talks first headlining tour

The Brooklyn folk-pop duo Oh Honey is known for their 2013 hit song “Be Okay.”

Brooklyn-based folk pop duo Oh Honey, which comprises Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard, set out on their first headlining tour March 24. “Wish You Were Here,” the fourth and final installment “The Postcard Series” of EPs, was released prior to touring. Oh Honey spoke with WSN to discuss their upcoming tour and performance in New York.

“When you go on a headlining tour, it is like, ‘OK, are people going to show up?’ until you’re at that level where you’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, people are definitely showing up,’” Collins said.

Their hometown show will be on April 15 at The Studio at Webster Hall, which will be their first proper headlining show in New York City, Collins said.

“It is definitely nerve-wracking and exhilarating and exciting to finally check that off the bucket list,” Collins said.

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However, it will be Bouchard’s first time playing The Studio at Webster Hall.

“I have been going to shows there for years. It is a pretty cool venue,” Bouchard said.

The band is looking forward to playing new material, including songs from “Wish You Were Here.” “It Can’t Rain Forever,” a tune about keeping your chin up, is on the set list. Bouchard voiced her preference for “Compass,” a predominantly acoustic track. It is mellow and heartfelt, like much of Oh Honey’s music.

“It’s kind of about trying to make a relationship work with someone you never see and the challenges you face,” Bouchard said.

Collins said they made the decision to release a series of EPs so that they would always be producing music.

“You put out a full-length record and people only really kind of care about, like, three or four songs,” Collins said. “So we were like, ‘Why don’t we just break up an album and release a four-song EP every couple months?’ It keeps music coming from the band, it keeps people excited.”

Bouchard said the name for “The Postcard Series” originated from the band’s 2013 EP, “With Love.”

“It’s kind of the way you would sign off on a letter,” Bouchard said.

Collins added that Oh Honey made the decision for each EP title to follow the sign-off formatting of a letter.

“Each of these EPs is kind of like a letter to our fans,” Collins said.

Many of Oh Honey’s songs have been featured in commercials for Best Buy, Chili’s and “Tinker Bell and the Legend of
the NeverBeast.”

In the future, the band aspires to produce more music and continue touring.

“We like to stay on the road as much as we can,” Collins said. “There is hope to put out a full-length next year. No set plans or anything but it is definitely something we are  hoping and always writing for.”

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, April 14 print edition. Email Rachel A.G. Gilman at [email protected] 

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